The mission of the African American Artists Collective  is to  support  African American and Black artists in Kansas City, regionally and nationally.


The Collective will meet its mission by being a catalyst to: 

  • Advocate for African American and Black Artists in Kansas City Regionally and Nationally

  • Advance & Encourage African American and Black Arts Professional Development

  • Share Networking Opportunities and Provide Peer Support?



  • Increase African American and Black Artists  Visibility Within & Beyond Kansas City 

  • Create A Referral Process

  • Create Member Exhibits & Performances

  • Provide Tangible Peer Support

  • Design and Develop An Artist Mentoring Program



  • Establish A Collective Endowment

  • Create A Digital Resource Library

Image credit: 'Beetle', digital oil, Joseph A. Newton, 2014


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